Sign up for email updates

Subscribe to RSS

News, Comments or Both

About Legal Coffee



Lawrence Koplow is a former prosecutor with the Maricopa County Attorneys Office, and noted trial lawyer for nearly 15 years with over 150 jury trials.

Lawrence’s practice involves litigating issues concerning the use of forensic toxicology, metrology, laboratory quality assurance and quality control.  His work has helped shape Arizona case law and effectuated changes in the way Arizona crime laboratories now conduct their work.

His trials, appellate work, and presentations to the legal community, have expanded the boundaries of what Arizona courts allow as legal defenses for cases involving allegations based upon scientific evidence.

While in private practice, Lawrence still performs a significant amount of pro bono work. His career continues to focus on raising public awareness and helping citizens facing allegations founded on unsound science in both criminal and civil cases.


As a young law student I wanted to be an intellectual property attorney.  Then I did an externship on Wall Street and saw what a copyright & trademark attorney actually does all day.  No disrespect meant to such attorneys, but that path was not for me (no matter how intellectually attractive the subject matter is).

I just can’t stay away from the a good fight with an underdog getting unfairly treated. The world of defense and civil rights is that forum.  There are no shortage of these cases here.


At times, the practice of law has the unintended side effect of anesthetizing the passion that drove us to become lawyers.  This is a place to create and share the things that matters.  A place to address the issues that touch our core.  A place where we can do things, that we imagined lawyers actually did.

Posts filed under About Legal Coffee